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Not a bunch of lies like the school system teaches. Great information, and explanation of Southern Pride, and also great explanation of why the Confederate Flag.
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I have to be careful when writing this review because Clint Johnson was a friend and classmate of mine at the University of Florida. As a fan of mystery/thrillers I found this book a little hard to get through at times. But I did learn some interesting stuff. I didn't know Lincoln tried to recolonize slaves to other countries after the war. I didn't know the Emancipation Proclamation primarily freed slaves only in Confederate States. I learned I can now refer to Clint as a TBG (Tubby Bearded Guy) because he participates in Civil War reenactments. At times the book seemed somewhat anecdotal but knowing how tediously Clint researches his material I feel confident that it is fact based. I got somewhat of an eerie feeling knowing that the ultra left has kicked up its attempt to rewrite history since this book was written a decade ago. Clint was very prescient in having a feel of what was to come in this area. I could have done without the two or three seemingly interminable listings of colleges and universities that were ranked highly and located in the South. Lists generally do not were well in audio books. I also grew a bit weary of hearing about books and movies I'm not supposed to read or watch without really knowing why. Presumably they cast the South in a more positive light that you might expect (or the North in a less positive one). If I was a Southern history buff, this book would have generated five stars. One final caution. A book you're not supposed to read: "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the South (and Why it Will Rise Again), written by Clint Johnson, release date:01-11-07, Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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